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Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls: September 30, 2012 Webster Hall – FLAC / MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

October 18, 2012
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[Photos courtesy of Nicole C. Kibert.  See more of her excellent work HERE]

For a few years now, I’ve had several people telling me that I must go see a Frank Turner concert.  After listening to a few of his studio releases, I put him on my short-list of performers to catch.  With lyrics that spoke to the common man and woman about dealing with everyday problems and extolling life’s simple pleasures, accompanying generally upbeat, ear-catching song structure, I easily saw the appeal of his music.  What I wasn’t prepared for was the complete and utter adulation of the folks at the show.  Shortly after arriving, I met one girl who had seen him a dozen times and several others who claimed to have nearly as many Turner performances or more under their belts.  Hitting the stage for the second, and sold-out, night of a pair at Webster Hall, Frank and his excellent band, The Sleeping Souls (with guitarist Ben Lloyd, bassist Tarrant Anderson, keyboardist Matt Nasir and drummer Nigel Powell), had the majority of the crowd singing every word to the songs right from the start and, basically, at their beck and call.  Clap your hands?  No problem.  Play air harmonica?  We’re on it.  Dance around like lunatics?  Just watch us.  Thankfully, the artists and attendees encouraged the uninitiated and welcomed us with open arms.  Delivering songs from most of his albums, the bulk of 2011’s ‘England Keep My Bones‘ and even a few new tracks, there seemed to be something for everyone.  Suffice to say, I had a blast.  The only downside to the evening is that this was the last show of the band’s tour before they go into the studio to record their next album.  While I greatly anticipate the disc that Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls will be releasing next year, I have to admit that I am just as excited looking forward to the next time I can see them play again.

With Webster Hall’s top-notch FOH, Creegan, on the controls and joined by the band’s equally superb engineer, Casey, at the helm, the sound was just about perfect for this night.  We were able to get a board feed to accompany our microphones and the resultant recording is excellent.  We hope you like what you hear as much as we did, and even sing, clap and dance to it if you want to.  Enjoy!

Special thanks to Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls for making this recording possible, and to Creegan and the staff at Webster Hall for their courtesy and cooperation.

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Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Webster Hall
New York, NY, USA
(openers: Larry and His Flask / Jenny Owen Youngs)

Source: SBD + Milab VM-44 Links (cardioid) > Edirol R-44 (WAV @ 24-bit/48kHz)
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Frank Turner’s sound engineer: Casey
Webster Hall house engineer: Creegan
Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

SETLIST:
[Total time: 1:29:27]
01. Eulogy
02. The Road
03. Peggy Sang the Blues
04. Long Live the Queen
05. Glory Hallelujah
06. Reasons Not to Be an Idiot
07. One Fine Day
08. Wessex Boy
09. Substitute
10. Wherefore Art Thou Gene Simmons?
11. [banter]
12. Dan’s Song
13. I Knew Prufrock Before He Got Famous
14. I Am Disappeared
15. One Foot Before the Other
16. [banter]
17. Four Simple Words
18. Try This at Home
19. I Still Believe
20. [encore break / banter]
21. St. Christopher Is Coming Home
22. If Ever I Stray
23. Photosynthesis

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North Mississippi Allstars: September 28, 2012 Irving Plaza – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 1, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack]

North Mississippi Allstars frontman Luther Dickinson noted early on during this show at Irving Plaza that NMAS hasn’t been to Manhattan in awhile. While we checked in with NMAS-related projects like Luther’s The Wandering at Joe’s Pub this year and the stripped-down NMAS Duo at Iridium Jazz Club last year, it has seemed that the full band has more or less dedicated its NYC performances to Brooklyn Bowl of late. Besides the venue change, this show represented a return to NYC without a key member of the NMAS crew, as band member Chris Chew is still recovering from a diabetic coma he suffered earlier this summer. While the band has announced that Chew will return to the stage with the band in Milwaukee and Chicago in a few days, this show found the Allstars joined by the legendary blues guitarist Lightnin’ Malcom in Chew’s stead. Several songs also saw appearances from JoJo Hermann, who was in tow with the night’s opening act Missing Cats but is better known as keyboardist of Widespread Panic. Among others, JoJo joined the band for a banging rendition of the RL Burnside classic and NMAS favorite “Po Black Maddie” with an extended bit of jamming, as well as a sick sequence of “Mississippi Boll Weevi” into “Shake ‘Em” that has been a staple on the current tour. Although the band’s set was cut a bit short by the club’s 12 a.m. curfew (combined with a longer Missing Cats’ set due to some very special guests), what this set lacked in length was made up for in quality.

With the full nyctaper crew in attendance, Johnny Fried Chicken Boy and I recorded this set using his Milab VM-44 Links into a Sound Devices MixPre with high-end Lundahl transformers, combined with my Schoeps MK22 “open cardiod” mics in the “NOS” configuration to add spaciousness and depth. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

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North Mississippi Allstars
2012-09-28
Irving Plaza
New York, NY USA

Hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded by acidjack and Johnny Fried Chicken Boy
Produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK22 (FOB, DFC, NOS)>KC5>CMC6>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Milab VM44 Links (cardioid, FOB, DFC, PAS)>Sound Devices MixPre >> Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown)>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ and exciter)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time: 1:49:35]
01 Shimmy She Wobble>My Babe>Sittin’ On Top of the World
02 Hear the Hills
03 Shake What Your Mama Gave You>Chris Chew Tribute>Shake What Your Mama Gave You
04 Meet Me In the City
05 Mississippi Boll Weevil>
06 Shake ‘Em
07 [intro]
08 Po’ Black Maddie [RL Burnside]
09 Ho Down>jam
10 So Much Trouble
11 I Have A Good Woman Waiting At Home
12 K.C. Jones (On the Road Again)
13 ML
14 Up Over Yonder
15 I’m Leaving
16 This A’ Way
17 Eaglebird>
18 Lord Have Mercy>
19 All Night Long [Junior Kimbrough]
20 [encore break]
21 Rollin’ and Tumblin’

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Patterson Hood and the Downtown Rumblers: September 17, 2012 Bowery Ballroom – FLAC/MP3/Streaming Songs

September 27, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack]

Back in July acidjack and I had the opportunity to catch Patterson Hood and the Downtown Rumblers at the Bell House on what was the first leg of a tour to support the new album, ‘Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance‘.  To put it succinctly, they floored us and it was unanimously decided that we were looking forward to their return to the NYC area.  I won’t even begin to match the superlative review that acidjack wrote for that show as he hit the nail squarely on the head with it and perfectly articulated Patterson’s strengths as a great songwriter and how good the experience was.  I will tell you that this same top-notch group of musicians definitely sounded a shade tighter and a little more comfortable with more gigs under their collective belt.  And with the addition of multi-instrumentalists Claire and Page Campbell from opening band Hope For Agoldensummer joining the fellas on stage, they fleshed out new layers and depth from these cuts.  As a storyteller, Hood’s tales and songs sounded just as detailed and intimate as they had two months previous.  With most of the new disc represented this night, he also pulled out some of his older material as well as dusting off a handful of Drive-By Truckers favorites.  And once again, by the time the band parted from the stage, this appreciative audience felt like we had spent the evening with a good buddy.

Flying microphones from our usual spot in the balcony, we were also granted a board feed from Bowery Ballroom’s house engineer par excellence, Kenny, and he had the sound beautifully dialed in.  The result is a great recording of this concert.  We hope you like what you hear as much as we did.  Enjoy!

Special thanks to Patterson Hood and the Downtown Rumblers for making this recording possible, and to Kieran, Kenny and the staff at Bowery Ballroom for their courtesy and cooperation.

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Patterson Hood and the Downtown Rumblers
Monday, September 17, 2012
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY, USA

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Bowery Ballroom house engineer: Kenny
Recorded by: acidjack and Johnny Fried Chicken Boy
Produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

SETLIST:
[Total time: 1:54:39]
01. 12:01
02. [banter]
03. Leaving Time
04. Little Bonnie
05. Pride of the Yankees
06. Daddy Needs a Drink
07. [banter]
08. Better Than The Truth
09. [banter]
10. Disappear
11. September Gurls  [Big Star]
12. After The Damage
13. Uncle Disney
14. (untold pretties)
15. [banter]
16. Pay No Attention to Alice  [Tom T. Hall]
17. Betty Ford
18. Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance
19. Come Back Little Star
20. Fifteen Days (Leaving Time Again)
21. [encore break / banter]
22. The Righteous Path
23. Better Off Without
24. Pollyanna
25. [banter]
26. A World of Hurt
27. Back of a Bible
28. Bulldozers and Dirt

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Los Lobos: July 11, 2012 Brooklyn Bowl – FLAC / MP3 / Streaming Songs

August 30, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack and Johnny]

Any performer worth their salt would love to be in a band like Los Lobos.  While their rendition of “La Bamba” may have put them on the map (and the version by which all others are measured, in my humble opinion; sorry, Ritchie Valens), their stellar output through a nearly 40 year career has kept them there.  These guys have a level of musicianship that most players can only dream of and would kill for.  Los Lobos are capable of playing nearly anything and many respected artists have cited them as their favorite group to jam with.  That’s why it was no surprise that during Tom Waits‘ recent, and exceedingly rare, late-night television appearances guitarist/vocalist David Hidalgo was part of his band.  An American institution very proud of their Mexican/SoCal roots, they began this show by playing acoustic Tejano that, over several songs, subtly transformed and transitioned into electric rock.  It was pretty spectacular to behold and they made it appear so effortless.  When they pulled Jolie Holland on stage for a gorgeous duet and opener Livingston Leo for a few cuts, it sounded and felt like they had all been playing together for years.  Over the course of the night, they played some brilliant covers and tracks off many of their discs including a healthy dose from ‘Kiko‘, not only one of their best albums but arguably some of the finest music ever recorded.  I am repeatedly amazed every time I get the opportunity to catch these guys and if you have a bucket list of bands you must see, Los Lobos should be at or near the top.

acidjack and I recorded this concert with sets of Schoeps MK22’s and Milab VM-44 Links.  The microphones complimented each other beautifully and we were able to make an excellent capture.  We hope you like what you hear as much as we did.  Enjoy!

Special thanks to Dan Gale for the setlist help, and to Peter Costello and the staff at Brooklyn Bowl for their hospitality.

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Los Lobos
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn, NY, USA
(opener: Livingston Leo)

Source: AUD > Milab VM-44 Links (cardioid) + Schoeps MK22’s [> CMC6 > Sound Devices USBPre2] >> Edirol R-44 (WAV @ 24-bit/48kHz)
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Recorded by: acidjack and Johnny Fried Chicken Boy
Produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

SETLIST:
[Total time: 1:53:22]
01. [intro]
02. Canto a Veracruz
03. El Cascabel  [Lorenzo Barcelata]
04. La Pistola y El Corazón  [*]
05. [banter]
06. Los Ojos de Pancha  [Juan Romero]
07. Saint Behind the Glass
08. Teresa
09. [banter / tuning]
10. Chuco’s Cumbia
11. Will the Wolf Survive?
12. Angels with Dirty Faces
13. Wicked Rain
14. Short Side of Nothing
15. That Train Don’t Stop Here
16. One Way Out  [Elmore James / Sonny Boy Williamson]
17. Kiko and the Lavender Moon
18. [banter / tuning]
19. Let’s Say Goodnight
20. Ay Te Dejo en San Antonio  [Santiago Jiménez]
21. How Much Can I Do?
22. Not Fade Away  [Buddy Holly] [#]
23. Bertha  [The Grateful Dead] [#]
24. [encore break]
25. Don’t Worry Baby  [#]
26. Mas y Mas  [#]

* with Jolie Holland
# with Livingston Leo

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Wilco: July 28, 2012 Brewery Ommegang – FLAC / MP3 / Streaming Songs

July 31, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack and Johnny]

After catching Wilco’s excellent show at Terminal 5 earlier in the week, to say that we were excited about trekking up to the lovely Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown to see them again would be a gross understatement.  It’s becoming a bit of a tradition for the entire NYCtaper crew to make it to at least one outdoor Wilco concert a year and we decided to expand our range outside of the city after the superb Central Park gigs last September (HERE and HERE).  The tradition also appears to bring rain with it, but judging by the fabulous time both the band and attendees were having you wouldn’t have guessed a single drop fell that night.  No doubt the exceptional Belgian-style beers the brewery serves as well as their hospitality and the gorgeous upstate surroundings bolstered our good spirits.  It became evident early on that Jeff Tweedy and company were as impressed with the fans as we were with them, citing a checklist of criteria that makes for a great crowd at one point.  Along with regular favorites “Heavy Metal Drummer” and “Impossible Germany” (which is always an opportunity for the impressive Nels Cline to shine on guitar), the troupe shrugged off the wet weather with an infrequent showing of “Either Way”, and brought the rare “Laminated Cat” and “What’s the World Got in Store” back into rotation.  Topping the evening with two encores, including a triple-shot of songs from ‘Being There‘, it’s nights like these that keep us eager for the next show and make recording them so enjoyable.

The rain aside, between the four of us we ran no less than six pairs of microphones and were able to set up very close to center right in front of the soundboard.  Having so many choices at hand, we ultimately decided to use acidjack‘s Schoeps and Johnny’s Milabs for our mix.  With Wilco’s FOH engineer extraordinaire Stan Doty at the helm, the sound was exemplary and, in light of the weather conditions, our recording is really quite excellent.  We hope you like what you hear as much as we did.  Enjoy!

Stream “I Might”:

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Wilco
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Brewery Ommegang
Cooperstown, NY, USA
(opener: Lee Ranaldo)

Source: AUD > Milab VM-44 Links (cardioid) + Schoeps MK22’s [> KC5 > CMC6 > Sound Devices USBPre2] >> Edirol R-44 (WAV @ 24-bit/48kHz)
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Recorded by: acidjack, hi and lo, nyctaper and Johnny Fried Chicken Boy
Produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

SETLIST:
[Total time: 2:07:51]
01. Dawned on Me
02. War on War
03. I Might
04. Sunken Treasure
05. Either Way
06. Hummingbird
07. Impossible Germany
08. Born Alone
09. Laminated Cat
10. [banter 1]
11. What’s the World Got in Store
12. Handshake Drugs
13. Whole Love
14. [banter 2]
15. Kamera
16. Box Full of Letters
17. I’m Always in Love
18. [banter 3]
19. Heavy Metal Drummer
20. I’m the Man Who Loves You
21. A Shot in the Arm
22. [1st encore break]
23. Poor Places
24. Art of Almost
25. Standing O
26. [2nd encore break / banter]
27. Airline to Heaven
28. [banter 4]
29. Hate It Here
30. Can’t Stand It
31. Red-Eyed and Blue
32. I Got You (At the End of the Century)
33. Outtasite (Outta Mind)

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Kelli Scarr: June 5, 2012 Joe’s Pub – FLAC / MP3 / Streaming Song

July 5, 2012
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[Photos by Johnny]

We seem to be in the right place at the right time when it comes to Kelli ScarrThe last time she appeared on the NYCtaper website, Kelli had just released her debut album ‘Piece‘.  Nearly two years later and we were fortunate to catch the release show at Joe’s Pub for her sophomore disc, ‘Dangling Teeth‘.  Backing her amazing voice, she had a good number of her group from the Backyard Brunch Session on hand including pianist/vocalist Jo Schornikow, pedal steel player extraordinaire Jonathan Lam, bassist Andrew Southern, flugelhorn player Dan Brantigan, guitarist Scott Metzger, drummer Taylor Floreth, violinist Claudia Chopek and cellist Eleanor Norton.  The set consisted of all the tracks from the wonderful new record and Kelli led her incredible band through the different flavors on it, from rock-tinged country to sultry-voiced chanteuse.  Combining that with the very appreciative crowd and it made for a pretty exceptional evening.  Kelli Scarr is now on tour through the beginning of August.  If she’s playing near you, make a concerted effort to catch her show.  You won’t be disappointed.

On this night, acidjack and I were able to set up nearly dead-center in the terrific sounding Joe’s Pub and we couldn’t have asked for a better location.  This recording is the maiden voyage of my Milab VM-44 Link microphones and the results are excellent.  We hope you like what you hear as much as we did.  Enjoy!

Special thanks to Kelli Scarr and Joe Rogers at Silence Breaks for making this recording possible, and to the staff at Joe’s Pub for their courtesy and cooperation.

For Kevvie.

Stream “You Could Be So Great”:

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Kelli Scarr
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Joe’s Pub
New York, NY, USA

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Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

TRACKLIST:
[Total time: 51:06]
01. Dangling Teeth
02. You Could Be So Great
03. Our Joy
04. Thank You
05. Phoenicia
06. Airon
07. Trouble
08. It Ain’t Me
09. 400 Days
10. I’ll Always Wait

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